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Staying in the market town of Moreton-in-Marsh, this 3 day/2 night cycling break offers you the chance to explore the surrounding area on a series of circular cycle rides ranging in distance to suit people of all riding abilities. Situated on the Roman Fosse Way in the central Cotswolds, Moreton-in-Marsh is a charming market town steeped in history as a coaching town and important player in the medieval wool trade. JRR Tolkien was a frequent drinker in the Bell Inn and with Batsford Arboretum and Sezincote House nearby, direct train access to London and its host of bars, shops and pubs to keep you busy in the evening, Moreton-in-Marsh is great place to base yourselves for a Cotswolds cycling break.
This tour is available to start any day of the week subject to availability.
The cost of this break is £220 per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room. For solo travellers and those wanting a single room a supplement applies. Includes two nights quality hotel accommodation, typically staying in a quality hotel such as the White Hart Royal. Accommodation upgrades are also available.
If you have any questions about this holiday please use the ‘Enquire Now’ button on the right. If you are ready to book use the ‘Proceed Booking’ button to proceed to the booking pages. You can either choose to pay a £100 deposit per person or the full balance. The deposit is fully refundable if we are unable to secure accommodation. Payment of balance is required 6 weeks before departure. Please note all bookings are provisional as we need to confirm availability of accommodation.
White Hart Royal Hotel- Moreton-in-Marsh
This break includes two nights bed and breakfast in quality hotel accommodation. Typically we use standard rooms in the White Hart Royal Hotel in Moreton-in-Marsh or a similar quality hotel. Accommodation upgrades are also available to stay in superior rooms. Visit their website.
– arrive in Moreton-in-Marsh by train from London. Check-in to hotel and spend the rest of your day exploring this pretty little village. Maybe go for a few beers at JRR Tolkiens old haunt The Bell Inn or some dinner at the White Hart Royal Hotel.
If you have ordered bikes they will arrive in the morning and you will receive a brief biking orientation. Then you are free to choose one of our carefully selected circular cycle rides which range in distance from 6 – 40 miles. Return to Moreton-in-Marsh in the afternoon and maybe pay a visit to Batsford Arboretum or Sezincote House
Choose another circular ride from our selection and then head back to the hotel in the afternoon ready for your onwards journey. There is the option of extending the accommodation by one night if you wish to stay on after your tour.
The tour costs £199 per person based on two people sharing a double/twin room
Solo travellers are welcome on this tour and a supplement applies to cover the cost of solo occupancy of a double/twin room and the extra cost incurred in moving one set of luggage instead of two and providing a set of route maps for one rather than two people. A supplement also applies to those requiring their own room. See extra tab for more details.
We offer a variety of different cycle routes ranging from 6 miles to 40 miles so there should be something to suit everyone. Please email us to find out which break suits you best.Please be aware that a good general level of fitness is required and that the Cotswolds is by nature hilly so there are occasional, short ascents but on the whole the routes are quiet and flat wherever possible.
You can go any time of year but we recommend March to November as the best time of year for outdoor activities in the Cotswolds.
We will provide you with a detailed pre-tour folder which includes a packing list but as a guide: layered cycle wear, waterproof jacket and trousers, comfortable trainers, warm jacket.
Pick ups from London and other towns and villages can be arranged at an extra cost.
This tour last for 2 nights and 3 days with the option to extend by an extra night at the end of the tour
The easiest option would be to get a direct train from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh. Train times and prices can be seen at www.thetrainline.com.
If you hire bikes through us then when the bikes are delivered you will be given a brief orientation on how the bikes work and an overview of cycling in the area. If you choose not to use our bikes then this will not apply.
At the time of booking you will be given the option to pay extra to have a brief meeting (20-30 min) with a company representative who will talk you through the specific cycle routes and answer any questions you may have.
Bikes are not include in the price. At the time of booking you have the option to choose to rent either quality hybrids or E-bikes. The hybrids we use are brand new Ridgeback Meteor Hybrids with 24 gears. The E-Bikes we use are Ridgeback Cyclones with a powerful motor that takes the effort out of the hills. All bikes come with helmet, panniers and lock. For more details see our blog post on bike hire.
I was on a business trip with some extra time at the end. I wanted to arrange a couple of days of self guided cycling with a chance to visit friends in the Cotswolds. Jamie and his crew arranged accommodation, a bike and maps. They proved wonderfully reliable and everything was in place. The bike was immaculate, the routes well chosen, and I had two days of carefree riding. They offer a perfect service, and I recommend them highly.